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Education 2019-01-29T18:09:03+00:00

The recognition of education as a human right -universal, indivisible and enforceable- has different sides, which belong to the field of economic, social and cultural rights, and to civil and political rights. In all cases, the State is the main guarantor, which allocates the necessary resources and adapts its legal framework, and its political planning for that purpose. Thus, education is “the right of rights”, a fundamental way to get access to other rights such as work and social security.

In this way, in this working group, we will approach education from the perspective of educational justice, taking into account the individual trajectories and diversity of each student, as well as their contexts and community belongings. We will emphasize the importance of generating comprehensive, complementary and quality proposals that reinforce each other, that promote citizen participation and a safe transition to the world of work, and with possibilities of choice based on inclusive public policies and guarantors of a equitable distribution of income.

From this perspective, the recognition, social legitimization and strengthening of the teaching career as a major and relevant social agent is essential. It is also important the financial resources including domestic resources through tax justice and external aid which guarantee educational justice and social inclusion in an increasingly complex world. Education for girls and women in crisis should be given priority.

We recognize that education for sustainable development should be promoted in formal, non-formal, informal educational settings for achieving SDGs.

Naoko Shiroya
Naoko Shiroya
Local coordinator, Plan International Japan / Japan NGO Network for Education – JNNE
Marcela Browne
Marcela Browne
International coordinator, Fundación SES.